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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,843Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$670K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
671 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$357K

2014

$245K

2015

$670K

2016

Number of Claims

7,032

2014

4,984

2015

27,843

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,307

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,259

prescriptions.

180

patients, 27% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 1,234

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,159

prescriptions.

166

patients, 25% of all patients

VITAMIN D2 1,086

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,040

prescriptions.

334

patients, 50% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 1,069

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,004

prescriptions.

133

patients, 20% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 1,044

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

981

prescriptions.

136

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 946

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

908

prescriptions.

125

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 832

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

817

prescriptions.

112

patients, 17% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 782

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

777

prescriptions.

106

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 571

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 550

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 517

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 474

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 411

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 396

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 392

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 391

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

LATANOPROST 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

VIAGRA 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

P
NIFEDIPINE ER 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ULTICARE PEN NEEDLE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

FOLIC ACID 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

BENZONATATE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

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LORAZEPAM 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRUEPLUS INSULIN SYRINGE* 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

O
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

VOLTAREN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

LUMIGAN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

A
DUTASTERIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CICLOPIROX* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
LACTULOSE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

A
LABETALOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

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About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Oct. 15, 2015.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.